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at a stadium that seats 95,000 people. the white house says president obama will attend. >> thank you. hearts are heavy around the world and here in the bay area where the antiapartheid movement took center stage decades ago. mandela visited the bay area in june of 1990 including a speech in front of 58,000 people looking to see him at oakland coliseum. he just was released from prison four months before that. a state senator was on stage at the time mayor of berkeley one of the only cities in the world that sanctioned south africa. >> that was a moment of joy for the entire community and the coliseum was full, every seats standing room only. we were celebrating this extraordinary human spirit. >> in 1985, 10,000 students at uc berkeley rallyied against apartheid and boycotted chooses. the following year, cam became the largest government in the united states to withdraw all investments related to south africa. >> people are sharing their memories of nelson mandela on our facebook page. you, too, can leave your thoughts. >> san jose state is taking the first step to addressing what the prosec
. megyn? >> thank you. he was on team obama during the birth of the so-called affordable care act. what he's saying now about the president's latest obama care push. bill burton on kwoesz kelly but not the first time with yours truly. this will be interesting after the break. >>> plus, one of the most controversial names in politics jumping in on martin bashir's resignation after his comments about sarah palin. he's out. our panel weighs in. [ coughs, sneezes ] i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest. [ male announcer ] nyquil cold and flu liquid gels don't unstuff your nose. they don't? alka seltzer plus night fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a decongestant. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. [ inhales deeply ] every day we're working to and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's large
systems and better energy. >> thanks for that story. >>> new concerns that people signing up on the obama care website may not actually have coverage at all next year. the latest snafu for the troubled health care law. >> we're obviously encouraged by the progress that's been made, but there continues to be a lot of work to do. the work is not about somebody i spoke to today, a reporter that was sort of asking about corners being turned and things and what that means for the president. it's what it means for the people who are trying to get insurance. [ sniffles, coughs ] shhhh! i have a cold with this annoying runny nose. [ sniffles ] i better take something. [ male announcer ] dayquil cold and flu doesn't treat all that. it doesn't? [ male anner ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast-acting antihistamine. oh, what a relief it is! [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. [ m'm... ] great taste. [ tapping ] sound
in nbc's own steve handelsman. steve. >> reporter: larry, thanks. this was president obama trying to refocus on helping the middle class that he said relative to the rich was in a long, slow slide from the 1970s and seemed to be doing better when housing and wall street got super hot six years ago. >> when the music stopped and the crisis hit, millions of families were stripped of whatever cushion they had left, and the result is an economy that's become profoundly unequal. >> mr. obama in professor mode had stats. america's top 10% now earn half of all u.s. income, up he said from 1/3. ceos he said used to make 20 to 30 times what workers do, now he said make 273 times more and the top 1% of americans who have net worts now 288 times what a typical u.s. family has. >> that is a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle class america's basic bargain, that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead. >> reporter: he wants at least a higher minimum wage and an extension of emergency unemployment benefits. the president said when bu
he continue to see that. thank you. >> the obama administration said it has met it's deadline to fix the website. the administration promised all would be well in november. we will gather to the white house with more details, mike, this was a big deadline for the administration. are all the problems with the website solved? >> reporter: they aren't all solved but they say its like night and day after that disastrous launch of octobe october 1st. they cite certain benchmarks, certain metrics, error rates down to 1%. they were 6% at the outset of this debacle in the estimation of administration officials. as many as 800,000 a day and they achieved 90% functionality. you recall that by the end of last month, november 31st they had promised an 80% functionality. by their own estimation they have exceeded that. but that's by their own estimation. for the time being we'll have to take their word for it. it's all a anecdotal at this point. there are questions about the website's security when people are entering sensitive personal information and data, and about insurers on
information of the american people. bret. >> mike, thank you. >>> president obama is learning sooner or later everything comes back to his health care plan. chief white house correspondent ed henry reports on a day that did not start out that way. >> reporter: eager to steady a disastrous start to his second term, president obama today began a very deliberate attempt to fire up his political base. first delivering a speech sponsored by the liberal center for american progress on income inequality, a topic that warms the cockles of progressive hearts. >> we don't promise equal outcomes, we strived to deliver equal opportunity. >> reporter: and with some of the young people who helped elect him now appearing to bail on him, the president later dropped by a youth summit at the white house and practically begged the young and healthy folks to sign up for his health care law. >> and that's why i'm here, because i need your help. >> reporter: top republicans fired back today the president has now had five years in office. so if americans are feeling insecure about cancelled health plans and stagnan
evolution to a fully grown democracy, democratic system. >> powerful an esester he will be. thank you for your time. the first family will head to south africa next week. and president obama is far from the only dig teary remembering one of the most important icons of our time. >> at one point after he was released from jail the last time, echs asked, aren't you mad? are you going to do something about this, the people who did this to you over these year, don't you want to get even? he simply said, if i would feel that way, i would still be in jail. in other words, the past is the past. i think it's an example to all of what reaching out to others really means. every day we're working to be an even better company - and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. ♪ you k
shows 37% are not familiar with obama care. good to see both of you today. >> thank you for having us. emily, how do you sustain this program with the glitches. you look at this poll. the young people who you need to sign up, only 63% are aware of what it is. what is going on? >> it is not all that surprise that go young people are the category that have the least information. they have the least contact with the health care system all together. if we look at what is actually happening and the states release the numbers of who is signing up. we are seeing that the quarter of the people who are signing up overall, kentucky has year a a third. young people are actually signing up under the law and are continuing to do so. if your friend signs up, you will be more interested in going into it. chris, these numbers are dismal for this administration right now. supposedly they needed the 7.5 million to make this thing run. it doesn't look like you could possibly get there. it doesn't. speaking of the friends and neighbors policy, that it is going to cost them more than what they thought. th
. good evening, rev. >> good evening, ed. and thanks to you for tuning in. >>> tonight's lead, obama care plus success equals one massive right wing freakout. president obama's health care law is working. and many on the right just can't handle it. here's what i'm talking about. >> well, nelson mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that. that's the reason he's mourned today because of that struggle he performed. but you're right. what he was advocating for was not necessarily the right answer, but he was fighting against some great injustice. and i would make the argument that, you know, we have a great injustice going on in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people's lives. and obama care is front and center in that. >> yes. he just compared fighting the health care law to fighting apartheid. rick santorum doesn't have to like the health care law, but he's a former u.s. senator. does he really think it compares to government-backed racial segregation. but this is the ugliest we've seen f
. and thank you to president obama of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> ice storm. a massive cold sweeps through a large part of the country. and it's not over. most parts will get hit with more. a live report next. >>> back to work. making sense of the new jobs numbers. has the economy turned the corner when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for
their -- who argue their religious rights will be compromised. >> shannon, thank you. >>> obama care, a website with sticker shock ajd the comment -- and the comment you can keep your doctor if you pay more. >>> and if you have not participated, take a moment and go to our home page at and log on to the polls and it is your chance to sit in on the panel and you can access it from your smartphone, iphone, whatever kind of phone. your doctor if you pay more. >>> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. period. if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. >> people will have a choice as to whether they want to pay a certain amount for a network or pay more for a broader network. >> so premiums will go up. >> they get that choice. >> and so the premiums will go up over what you were paying so in other words. >> no one guaranteed you that the premium wouldn't increase. >> the president guaranteed me i could keep my -- >> and if you want to, you could pay for it. >> that is without the period. what about this? let's bring in our panel. steve haze se
that president obama gave us. i'm here to welcome you to san francisco and thank you for being here for the home matters for health symposium. it is the right place to be because t n d c has been a powerful change and i'm glad their championinging the center between health. no one else can do that because you've got it it right here in the community. today's symposium is part of a commitment that our city is making. i wanted to let you know all the things we're going to continue the housing for everybody. last week, we you wanted up the helen rogers and my good friend reverend hall was under its a public-private partnership that's now to just conclusions in the wonderful home for more than one hundred of our cities protecting and homeless seniors. 25 of those units are set aside for the seniors. and last month we broke ground to house youth that was formerly in foster he care we were in chinatown breaking ground for homeless families and protecting residents. all of those housing developments have supported services on site to make sure our residents live healthy lives. it won't stop there. let
, founding partner of the incite agency, a strategy firm and worked on president obama's 2012 campaign. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> she suggests it's taken lyin to a new level. >> i think the comments were misguided and unfortunate. i think republicans have been rooting for the failure of the affordable care act rather than taking steps to strengthen it. the p president apologized to the american people for saying that if you like your plan you can keep it. i think that was refreshing that something that americans didn't see from the prior administration when there was a credibility issue at stake -- >> he didn't really apologize. he said, i'm sorry people are are finding themselves in this situation because of something that i said. le. >> i think what he should have said is many plans in the individual market are inadequate. they drop your coverage if you get sick -- >> let me stop you there. we have had the debate about what the president should have said. what senator cornyn is saying is that it was all lies, that this administration has been misleading and t
president obama at his speech today. thank you both for being here. >> thank you for having me, reverend. >> congressman, let me go to you first. the defining challenge of our time. that's the quote from the president. isn't it something that congress has the moral duty to address? >> the congress and the country. this is the most important speech of all of the speeches in the entire career of barack obama. this is the most important speech he has given and will be recorded, i think, as so. it is also one of the most important speeches i think ever given by the american president because he really laid out that our country cannot stand with a circumstances of haves and have-nots, that we have to see things more not about charity, but he was really arguing about an enlightened self-interest on the country to educate our young people. we need to provide employment and entrepreneur opportunities for those in the shadows. he made this a very compelling, he wove it together by focusing on two other presidente presidents, one, the son of a very poor person and one the son of a re rich teddy ro
. >> yes. thank you judge. >> see you later buddy. >> we are await iing campaign t resell obama care to the public. we'll take you live to the white house. >> and how the president can resell you today on obama care. the day building a play set begins with a surprisewinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? >>> here are some of your answers: >> that is funny. we do that for humor. >> the president is coming up in 30 minutes. thank you for being with us today. thank you so much for watching. here comes gretchen and the real story. >> hi everyone. welcome to a two day edition of the real story today. we are waiting for a statement from president obama. this comes in the wake of a botched website rollout tha
but others are not forging ahead with the obama care fix. kelly, back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you very much. we're awaiting president obama. he will be addressing a forum in washington on u.s. policy in the middle east over a controversial nuke deal with iran. when it happens, we'll bring it to you live. >>> meanwhile, secretary hagel is saying he's received assurances from afghanistan. hagel making a surprise visit to kabul today. he's in the region after meeting with the leaders in the persian gulf to ease the concerns over that new nuclear deal with iran. now, conner powell joining us live in our middle east bureau. >> reporter: secretary hagel in the middle east today trying to assure the american allies. hagel announcing today that the u.s. is willing to sell advanced weapons like missile defense systems to u.s.-friendly nations in the persian gulf. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambit n ambitions. hagel added that even though the west has agreed to temporarily -- agreement with iran, to limit iran's nuclear capabilities, tehran continues to pose a significa
on fox news sunday. >> thank you for having me. >> long time, no see. >> what if president obama goes after you as gordon gecko, greed is good. >> of course he will. >> we are winding down two wars. >> of course we are. >> nobody thought you would spend that money anyway. it's a budget gimmick, sir. >> are you going back to the days of the gremlin? >> and when netanyahu requested a meeting, the president said he was too busy to meet him. let me ask a question. >> i'm sorry. >> there will be a question mark at the end. >> what about the right to privacy the court found in 1965? >> there's no right to proif see in the constitution, no generalized right to privacy. >> in the griswold case it did. >> and that was wrong. >> you have the most liberal voting session and you're called the liberal lie job of the senate. >> you never feel very far away from the job. it follows you everywhere you go. but i do feel -- i feel somewhat out of the bubble. >> as you see right now, we currently have this area set up where there's two beds available for the president and first lady. >> may i? >> go ahe
conversation that's likely to be happening in the future. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you so much. the obama administration says is in stable condition working more than 90% of the time. does that mean a clean bill of health for obama care. deputy senior adviser from the white house joins me from the north lawn. david, thank you very much. you set a fairly low bar, this vague working for majority that want to sign on and 50,000 could be served at one time, 800,000 in a day. is that good enough? what's the next step? >> so andrea, as you know, this is going to be a process of continuous improvement. compared to where we were in early october as jeff said yesterday it is night and day to the point we can handle a certain number of concurrent users. we're monitoring to make sure the system is stable, the response times are good, the error rates are continuously going down. we've set up a queueing system for those instances where there's overwhelming volume on the system to better manage the flow. we've set up anonymous shopping right on the home page of so people c
, thank you. good to see you tonight. >> thank you, martha. >>> our next guest says that obama care is causing chaos for doctors, and you know what that means, it will likely cause chaos for you, the patients, as well. you're going to hear much more straight from the doctor, next. your mom could do anything. even turn night into day. now she could use a hand, comfort keeps provides a variety of in-home services while truly connecting. comfort keepers. keeping the comforts of home. call comfort keepers now to arn more. life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps end our night before it even starts? what if i eat the wrong thing? what if? what if i suddenly have to go? what if? whbut what if the most haimportant question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlyi cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need, talk to your doctor and visit to connect with a patient advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. >>> boy, winners here, folks. it's
will be looking at. >> lisa stark thank you. >> thank you. >> in other news, the obama administration says the health insurance website has vastly improved. the administration has spent two months fixing the glitches in the health care reform law. mike viqueria, are all the problems fixed? >> well, not all the problems are fixed but the white house spokesman just moments ago jay carney speaking for the president believes that the website has significantly improved and they have met their threshold for the vast majority of citizens who sign on. 90% will have a successful experience and will be able to enroll through the website. night and day is how the top official that the president put in charge of having this website up and functioning by november 30th, last saturday, says the difference is between october 1st, and the end of november. the problem is, that it's two months, two months that were virtually lost where people could not enroll on the website and now it's crunch time. some of the other metrics they put out, the error rate is less than 1%, when earlier i.t. was 6%, other websit
from american university. thank you, sir. >> tom a thanks so much. >> be sure to set your dvr and watch this live. it will be good stuff and the sitdown with president obama is part of that hardball college tour starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern from american university right here on msnbc. >>> week one of the white house obama care media blitz does continue and today president obama will focus his message on the laws and the benefits for people with pre-existing medical conditions. this as the white house announces some 56,000 people and their successful enrollment in coverage during exchanges. that's more than double the enrollees for the entire month of october and all of this as the administration ramps up, too, december 23rd and the enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage, jim mcdermott, senior member of the house, ways and means committee. >> as we look back at the calendar, it was two weeks ago when they assembled this team, the senate and house strike teams and what was their task versus the daily barrage of messages that we'll see on tap from the white house. can you explain t
on "fox news sunday." >> thank you for having me. >> long time no see. >> what if president obama goes after you as gordon gecko. greed is good. >> of course he will. >> we're winding down two wars. >> i understand that. and you're talking of savings nobody thought you would spend anyway. it's a budget gimmick, sir. >> are you going back to the battle days of the kremlin. >> and when netanyahu requested a meeting the president said he was too busy to meet with him. >> let me address -- >> let me ask the question. >> i thought you had, i'm sorry. >> no, i haven't. there'll be a question mark at the end. >> what about the right to privacy the court found in 1965. >> there's in right to privacy in the institution. >> in the griswold case the court said there was. >> indeed it did. that was wrong. >> you have the most liberal voting record in the senate in 2005. and you're still called -- i don't know if that's a compliment or not. a liberal lion of the senate. >> you never feel very far away from the job. it follows you wherever you go. i do feel -- i feel somewhat out of the bubble. >> y
. >> absolutely. >> all right, janice. stay on it. thanks so much. >>> great advice, janice. thanks so much. >>> top maryland official in charge of obama exchange, did you hear this? reportedly resigning now. that would be the first official to leave a job since the troubled rollout of the health care law. national correspondent live in washington. steve, what do you hear about this one? >> jamie, it's not only that federal obama care website you hear so much about that had its difficulties, the state as well. rebecca pierce in charge of the troubled website run by the state of maryland resigned friday. according to our baltimore affiliates, some lawmakers are hinting she was forced out. the maryland website signed up just over 3,000 people by november 23rd and only 700 more people one week later. the goal by the end of march is 150,000. lieutenant governor saying things clearly did not go as planned. >> everyone involved in launching the exchange is responsible and that includes me. >> meantime republicans continue to point out the shortcomings of obama care. here is rand paul. >> we're fo
videos. >> thank you. >> now to president obama's promise that if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. now, we know that is not true. but, that is not stopping the heated debate. >> what they said was if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. you can keep your insurance policy and it was a lie. >> the president said never said you were going to vun limited choice of any doctor in the country. >> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. >> if you want to pay more for an insurance company keep your doctor you can do that. >> obama lied. he told everybody if you like your doctor and your plan you can keep it, period. >> it was deliberate. they knew if they would tell the truth the bill would never have passed. >> senator john thune joins us. >> good evening, greta. >> what do you think about mr. manuel's statements to my colleague chris wallace? >> it's funny. they keep sending people out to shrill for this bad law. i feel sorry for them because the mittology they are trying to create about obamacare is very different from the reality most people are
they will say he is not healthy enough? >> in a way maybe they will be like obama's college transcripts. >> there you go. >> or his -- birth certificate. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. was this more about complimenting obama's awesome physique or taking a cheap shot at pour chris christie? at poor, chris christie? >> if i can suck up to imogen and i agree with piers. obama is a good looking guy. he sex liesed politics -- sexualized politics. he is not the first straight male broadcaster. chris matthews had the thrill of his leg. we sex -- sexualized politics. it all stems from that. whether it is barack obama or sarah palin. >> if either of them were less than attractive than they were, perhaps we would be viewing them differently. >> people get these ideas in their heads about how they need to protect them. it is a qua sigh romantic thing. you see it on internet story boards under stories about obama and sarah palin. marco rubio enjoyed being the presidential front runner because he was good looking. >> he is a charmer. he won't return my calls or my letters or my gifts or my package
being with us tonight here. and thank you, president obama, of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> good evening, americans. from the north country in detroit lakes, minnesota, where it's below zero. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> solid hiring. >> steady progress. >> larry hein. >> mcdonald's corporation has well over the money to pay us what we deserve. >> they're protesting their salaries. >> we work too damn hard. >> waiting on that pepper, julio. >> give workers a living wage and real shot at the american dream. >> don't simply feed fish. >> give me that fish! >> what they're demanding is $15 an hour in pay. $7.25, which equates to a little more than $15,000 a year. >> we all got to start small, but not that small. >> they also want to form unions without what they call employer retaliation. >> don't give me any lip. >> fast food workers aren't just, you know, simple people. >> wants the to come out of their office and live our life for one month. do it for one month
at the white house. thanks so much. >> good to see you. >>> more trouble for obama care now with the word the federal health exchange is now determining that some people with salaries as high as $80,000 a year, $80,000, are eligible for medicaid when clearly they are not. here's why that's a problem. it leaves them with little chance to get the subdy dized insurance they are actually entitled to by the december 23rd enrollment deadline. these people are left in insurance limbo while they wait for the error to be corrected. >>> now to a fox news alert. because the senate just now convening on capitol hill after a bit of a break and a vote on a controversial judicial nomination is expected to cap off a very busy day. now, why is this controversial? because it's going to be the first nominee voted on since harry reid and the democrat controlled senate decided to invoke that so-called nuclear option. which greatly reduces the minority parties, the republican's, ability to stop the process. the last time patricia millet came up for a vote from the d.c. circuit court, she was blocked. this time
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. and thank you, president obama, of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. a moral titan, a hero for the ages, one of the greatest men of our time is dead tonight. nelson mandela passing away today at the age of 95. shortly after his death, south african president jacob zuma addressed the nation. >> fellow south africans, our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has departed. our nation has
" for now. and i want to thank everyone for being with us tonight here. and thank you president obama of course for being our giuest on the "hardball" college tour and thank you to the american university for hosting us. goodnight.
with us tonight here. and thank you to president obama of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> ice storm. a massive cold sweeps through a large part of the country. and it's not over. most parts will get hit with more. a live report next. >>> back to work. making sense of the new jobs numbers. has the economy turned the corner when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it?
next sunday in his home village. bu buried, but certainlily not forgotten. >> greg, thanks for that. and later in the program, our exclusive interview with pik botha, a top south african official in the apartheid era, but now, we turn to washington where the obama administration has put together a team of democratic lawmakers to sell the embattled health care law to a skeptical public. we'll speak to an architect of obama care, but joining m now is is rand paul. welcome back. >> good morning. >> before we get to obama care, i want to talk to you about your trip to detroit this week where you helped open the first of what are going on several republican outreach centers and inner cities. you also unveiled your plan for economic freedom zones in depressed areas. let's take a look at that plan. you had sent a flat individual and corporate tax rate with 5%. give parents more school choice and education tax credits and loosen visa rules to encourage entrepreneurs to open businesses. while those are all good ideas, you've got to pour more government money into those inner cities if you're
. thanks, ezra. remember to tune in tomorrow for chris matthews' interview with president obama as heart of the "hardball" college tour from american university. watch it at 7:00 p.m. right here on msnbc. >>> if you read only one thing this morning, i find it really interesting and often surprising the topics that get people all riled up. for example, if you've turned on a tv or read an entertainment magazine, chances are you know that nbc tomorrow night is doing a live version of the much-beloved "sound of music." and boy, are people opinionated about, a, the remake and, b, carrie underwood versus julie andrews. so if your brain is hurting from all the obama care talk, take a break, check out my must read. it's up on our facebook page. and whether you love it or hate it, here's what some people are saying. carrie underwood can sing. she has a beautiful voice and that's all that matters. but then we have another person who says, well, we don't have it up there but i read it and what it said on my script was stop remaking everything. what would hollywood do then? let us know what you thin
gridlock on capitol hill president obama is likely to continue doing it. >> okay, shannon, thank you. >>> an economic life preserver for a city would be a financial disaster for many people who gave much of their lives to that city. correspondent mike tobin reports tonight on the granting of bankruptcy protection for detroit. >> reporter: the rule, is unwelcome to detroit city employees as their pension now hangs in the balance as detroit digs itself out from $18 billion in debt. >> this is a moral issue that we're dealing with. it is wrong for you to take somebody's pension that have given their lives, that have sacrificed 30 years. >> reporter: the trouble began with the exodus that followed automotive jobs. with the smaller tax base, city leaders did not reduce the budget. under pressure from labor unions, they never reduced things like health benefits or bonuses. when the budget was in the red the borrowed. judge steven rhodes wondered out loud why this hadn't happened sooner as he made the historic ruling that detroit is eligible for chapter 9 bankruptcy. now pension, for more t
. thank you everybody. god bless you. >>> president obama wrapping up a major speech. he started out by painting a bleak picture of america's social and economic landscape, calling the growing income gap the defining challenge of our time. he then went into his solutions familiar democratic talking points including what he calls the benefits of his signature health care law. let's bring in mike viqueira in washington. mike this seemed like a speech to the democratic base. >> i think you are absolutely right. in a way he talked about all of those issues that are near and dear to the left and the timing perhaps not accidental is due to the fact the left is feeling very discouraged right now. and the president has been moving to shore up his support as he heads into the last three years of his presidency and really tries to get things done. music to the ears of the left, talking about strengthening unions, gay rights legislation, in the workplace, raising the minimum wage, and the affordable care act an empowering tool, all under that overarching theme, stephanie of economic disparity a
david corn. and i want to thank everyone for be being with us tonight, and thank you to president obama and also to the american university for hosting us. goodnight. >>> it's now good evening rachel. >> good evening. thanks a lot. and thanks to you at home for joining us tonight. this is the pass you had to carry. it had your fingerprints on it you, your photo and who you worked for and where you lived and where you were allowed to go and when you were allowed to go there and for how long and for what purpose. starting in 1950, with the pop haiti lation registration act, everyone had to register by race, a racial review board, give you a look, decide what race they would say you are and give ah racial id card so you would know what laws applied to you. but as of 1952, every black person over the age of 16 had to have not only a racial id card but also this passbook which any white person could demand to see at any time. and if you were found to be in a place just reserved for black people, then it was illegal for you to be there and you could be arrested just for existing, just n
just said, thank you. thank you. thank you. >> first lady michelle obama expressing the thoughts of so many when it comes to nelson mandela. >> many well-known others, of course, taking to social media to have their say about him. abc's jim avila reports. >> reporter: nelson mandela made history in grainy black and white. but his death was fully covered by modern social media, approaching 4 million tweets in the first two hours after his death was announced. former president bill clinton posting this picture. a handshake and the words, i will never forget my friend, madiba. and on facebook, george w. bush, president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace. and our world is better off because of his example. it's the type of worldwide experience that draws young and old, black and white, to share feelings. south african native actress charlize theron. my thoughts and love go out to the mandela family. rest in peace, madiba. you will be missed. but your impact on this world will live forever. director spike lee
. shannon, back to you. >> thank you, janice. we'll check back with you on the weather. >>> president obama is defending a nuclear deal that calls for sanctions. as netanyahu remains unconvinced. hello, connor. >> reporter: shannon, the deal here in iran has been widely criticized, particularly by benjamin netanyahu. international inspectors are in iran and are studying the heavy water facility and the inspection of this nuclear site is believed to be the first deal between iran and the international world and community. now, net tananyahu who has call the deal dangerous changed his tone a bit today at an international conference and still warned the community to be aware of tehran's intentions. >> while siz prepared to do what is necessary to defend itself, we share president obama's preference to see iran's nuclear weapons program end through diplomacy. but for diplomacy to succeed, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and a credible military threat. >> president obama defended the international deal yesterday at a forum as well, insisting that the bottom line is to prevent iran fro
. doesn't go far in the united states congress del. >> mike viqueria our white house correspondent thank you very much. >> all righty. >> president obama is heading to south africa to head the delegation hong honoring former president nelson mandela. with him are first lady michelle obama and presidents clinton and carter are expected to attend the services. george h.w. bush will be the only living u.s. president who will not be in attendance. the town where the former president grew up, workers are setting up a massive dome ahead of the state funeral which takes place on sunday. nelson mandela will lie in state at pretoria. from wednesday through sun. desmond tutu, the nelson mandela center, hosting a service to celebrate the iconic leader. as allen schauffler, reports: >> this is nelson mandela square one of the tribute sites set up around this country. it is also the heart of high end retail in johannesburg in one of the richest districts in this country. and as we found out today, many of the people who work in this neighborhood as you might expect live in a very different world. man
. thank you. jon: president obama marked world aids day yesterday with a pledge, a full $5 billion to the global fund to fight aids all for research on the disease. that money, however, will only be donated if the international community can come up with another $10 billion as well. the president also announced that the national institutes of health will invest $100 million the next three years to launch an h.i.v. cure initiative. disturbing new information on the deadly train crash in new york city. driver was going nearly three times the speed limit when he headed into a very sharp curve and that's not all. plus a new warning about those popular energy drinks. what researchers just discovered they can do to your heart. hey kevin...still eating chalk for heartburn? yeah... try new alka seltzer fruit chews. they work fast on heartburn and taste awesome. these are good. told ya! i'm feeling better already. [ male announcer ] new alka seltzer fruits chews. enjoy the relief! and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there so
about president obama. >> all right, professor, and david gergen, thank you, gentlemen, so much for being with us here today. >> thank you. >>> well, where throngs of people have gathered outside the home of nelson mandela all day today. we'll be going to johannesburg, dignitaries are headed to south africa to remember the leader. president obama will have additional vips with him on air force one. 1ñp i don't just make things for a living i take pride in them. so when my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis was also on display, i'd had it. i finally had a serious talk with my dermatologist. this time, he prescribed humira-adalimumab. humira helps to clear the surface of my skin by actually working inside my body. in clinical trials, most adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis saw 75% skin clearance. and the majority of people were clear or almost clear in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer have happened. blood, liver and
they discover it. >> we're going to let you go and maybe obama care covers that throat exam you're going to need. >> you're right. >> listen, the economic freedom plan, the zone, the plan sounds great. thank you very much for joining us and letting us break that exclusive news. >> thank you. >> our catching in crew is here and ready to roll. is an obama care bailout already in the works? the white house offering insurance companies something you probably never heard about but should. >>> first it was broken promises over keeping your doctor and your health plan. now this. >> no more taxpayer funded bailouts, period. >> this week the white house quietly offering insurance companies another obama bailout. it would offset costs for reinstating policies cancelled due to the health care law. this is on top of a trillion dollars we're giving insurers to offer more affordable coverage. michelle, guess who is going to pay for another bailout. >> here he is basically buying out insurance companies on top of providing them with a trillion dollars in subsidies for the next ten years and now we learn about
months of job growth thanks to president obama and democrat policies. we need to kick that even into higher gear when it comes to the economy and the republicans have been contributing to our ability to kick it in higher gear. >> so when we look down the line here, i think it's always obvious that the economy or jobs will rule the day. we've had this conversation with zachary karabell, he notes in his analysis as a business writer, that the low unemployment numbers perhaps that people saw in the past will no longer exist as this jobs market change and kind of work and skilled work you need doesn't exist, for example, like in detroit. >> it's important to know even though we've had good economic news and we are far from full employment. there are a lot of people out of work for a very long time. with the labor market changing significantly and productivity changed and jobs and industries have changed and that's created a lot of uncertainty and that led to polls where people say they don't think the country is heading the right direction. and that has contributed to a lot of pessi
your story. i wish you and your family the best. >> thank very much that's all the time we have this evening. left. and thanks for being with us. we'll see you back here tomorrow night >>> think about this. do you care what the obama administration believes about its own website? or do you want the facts? >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. >> unfortunately, as people enroll, i think there's going to be a lot of negative surprises. >> the administration has hit the big benchmarks they set out. 800,000 people a day. >> the system that transfers the data to the insurance companies and takes care of the payments is not working yet. >> but it is certainly working reasonably well. >> from what we know from the anecdotal evidence so far, people are going to be disappointed. >> we should not tolerate the sheer level of incompetence securing this site. >> yes, we have to fix it. we should be working together to fix it. >> it sounds like you didn't meet the deadline. people are going on. they're still getting the same error messages. >> you're confusi
said any responsible parties will be held accountable. john, zoraida? >> thank you, renee. >>> obama care website has had its first major test in relaunching on sunday and it got close to the 100,000 users it's supposed to handle on a daily basis. people in some states were met with a page that put them in line to get help a problem cleared up overnight. overall the site shows progress but has doubts it can enroll the number of it needs to by the end of march. president obama will refocus people on the benefits of obama care and the white house will emphasize one benefit of the law each day until december 23rd, that is the deadline to sign up for coverage in january. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan this morning, the first stop on a week-long asia trip that includes visits to china and south korea. the vice president had planned to focus on trade and economic issues but suddenly he is finding himself to calm rising tensions in the region over the east china sea claimed by china and japan. the dispute intensified last week with china's claim of an airplane defense identificati
the president of the united states, barack obama. >> great job. [ applause ] >> thank you, monica. thanks to monica and everybody standing behind me and thanks for everybody out there who cares deeply about this issue. monica's story is important because for all of the day to day fights here in washington around the affordable care act, it's stories like hers that should remind us why we took on this reform in the first place. for too long, a few things left working families more vulnerable to the anxieties and insecurities of today's economy than a broken health care system. we took up the fight because we believe in america, nobody should have to worry about going broke just because somebody in their family or they got sick. we believe that nobody should have to choose between putting food on their kid's table or taking them to see a doctor. we believe we're a better country than a country where we allow every day 14,000 americans to lose their health care coverage or where every year tens and thousands of americans died because they didn't have health care or out-of-pocket costs drove
and the current grit gridlock on capitol hill is making it more likely that president obama will do the same. >> thank you very much. >> batkid has company. a town in georgia flew in a new police officer who is five years old. and you'll meet him next. y)p) >> there's a thousands reward up for grabs if you can crack the case of the missing whiskey. authorities say somebody in october sole dozens of cases of high priced bourbon and require from a distillery in kentucky. the stock cost $26,000. detectives say they interviewed more than 100 people to try to find it but so far there's no luck. a five-year-old boy who says he wants to stop the bad guys, just got his wish. but it wasn't the batkid this time. it was to become a cop. [applause] >> the boy's name is morgan stewart. he has a spinal connection that makes it hard for him to breath and get around. last night the police chief and the mayor of covington, georgia, gave morgan a uniform and a key to the city. he is to lead the town's christmas parade as an honorary police officer, and morgan is already practicing in case he is called to duty
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